NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Announces New Construction Management Department Chair

NEW YORK, January 10, 2011 - The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate today announced that Clinical Associate Professor of Construction Management Richard Lambeck, B.S., M.S., P.E., has been appointed as Chair of the Construction Management Department.

“Professor Lambeck was a natural fit for this position,” added Rosemary Scanlon, director of Academic Affairs at NYU Schack. “His expertise and experience are unmatched and his dedication to NYU Schack is impressive.  He is always accessible to students and faculty alike.”  

Lambeck has had a distinguished career in overseeing the construction of a wide variety of complex projects, ranging from a multi-purpose complex in Nigeria to office buildings in the United States.  At NYU Schack, he teaches courses in construction methods including those relating to technology, management, and on-site construction operations in the M.S. in Construction Management program and conducts special seminars for NYU Schack graduate students. He also teaches in the continuing education program.  He is a member of the NYU Schack Institute Construction Management Advisory Board Committee, course coordinator for the NYU Schack construction management faculty, and program developer and moderator of the NYU Schack Construction Management breakfast seminar series, which features the elite of the construction industry as participants.  He also received the NYU-SCPS Award for Teaching Excellence.  
With more than 45 years experience in the field, Lambeck remains active in the construction industry.  Since 2004, he has been the principal of RL Project Management, a New York-based consulting firm that administers construction projects.

Before coming to NYU Schack, Lambeck worked in a variety of senior construction management and real estate development positions. He was director, northeast region, at Trammell Crow Company, where he was involved in the building of $100 million worth of Bank of America branches each year; director, client real estate services, at ABN AMRO Prime Brokerage, where he led a department that managed over 400,000 square feet of commercial real estate in five states; and director, asset services, at Cushman & Wakefield.  Previously, Lambeck worked at Mobil Oil Corporation, Trans World Airlines (TWA), Paul Weidlinger Consulting, and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Lambeck is the co-author of Urban Construction Project Management (McGraw Hill, 2008).

Lambeck earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from NYU. He is a licensed professional engineer (New York), a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, guest editor for the Alternate Dispute Resolution Journal, the 34th Street Partnership Corporation, and the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA).

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